Three Kenyan amputee footballers named in the regional squad

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Kenya Amputee National Football team has every reason to smile after three of their players were picked by the Confederation of East and Central Africa Amputee Federation (CECAAF) to join the regional team.

The team will meet their London counterparts away in an invitational tournament later this year.

Francis Ng’ang’a ,Kevin Lumbasi along with Eugene Makanga were incorporated in the team after the just concluded CECAAF championships staged in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

Kenya national Amputee Football Federation (KENAFF) Treasurer Polycarp Mboya has expressed satisfaction with the performance of Team Kenya in the championships despite failure to win the overall title.

“The team had not trained enough and I can only say they exceeded expectations by reaching the final,” said Mboya while congratulating Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko for his financial assistance towards the team.

KENAFF secretary Peter Oloo also hailed the team for putting up a gallant fight, adding that the team can only get better with sound preparations.

Oloo also thanked Sonko for his gesture, saying the team would not have made it to Dar were it not for his philanthropy.

During the championships, Kenya started on a low note by losing 1-0 to Rwanda but recovered to beat Zanzibar and Uganda by identical 1-0 margins.

 Kenya went ahead to draw 1-1 with Tanzania before losing 3-1 to Rwanda in the final.